John Harrell

john harrell american shakespeare center
This season:

Guildenstern, Francisco, Cornelius, Gravedigger in Hamlet; York in Richard II; Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Anthony Witwoud in The Way of the World; Piero in Antonio’s Revenge.

PREVIOUSLY WITH ASC:

More than 186 roles in 130 productions, including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; Orsino (2016) and Malvolio (2010) in Twelfth Night; Gloucester in King Lear; Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors; Touchstone in As You Like It; Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest; Oberon (2015) and Bottom (2009) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and the title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, King John, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Richard II, and Richard III.

OTHER THEATRES:

Le Beau, Amiens and As You Like It; Dick Johnson, Constable Dance in Treasure Island; Frees, Wabash in Shakespeare in Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT); Sergius in Arms and the Man (Theatre Gael, Atlanta, GA); Clotaldo in Life’s a Dream (Foolery, Charlottesville, VA); Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale (Live Arts, Charlottesville, VA). Co-founder of Foolery, Charlottesville, VA.

AWARDS:

Most Innovative Production – BBC Radio, for Foolery’s 1997 Cyrano de Bergerac at Edinburgh

EDUCATION:

BA in English, James Madison University, Virginia